Safeguarding in Education

The Government provides guidance for schools and colleges on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019. It should be read alongside statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, and departmental advice What to do if you are worried a child is being abused - Advice for Practitioners.

All Bradford schools have a Designated Safeguarding Lead who is responsible along with the Governing Body for ensuring that the structures supporting Child Protection are in place and that they are reviewed regularly.  Structures include:

  • A Designated Safeguarding Lead who is on the leadership/senior management team of the school (most primary schools have at least 2 named persons and secondary schools may have up to 4)
  • A Named Governor
  • A Named Governor with responsiblity for Children Looked After
  • At Least one Governor trained in Safer Recruitment
  • A written Child Protection Policy that staff are aware of and understand
  • Child Protection Procedures in line with those of the BSCB
  • Staff who have received Child Protection training.  (DSL & Named persons must refresh their child protection training every 2 years and all other staff must refresh every 3 years)

Legislation and statutory guidance - Useful Links

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together To Safeguard Children

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused

Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and guide for practitioners

Forced marriage

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment - between children in schools and colleges

Prevent Duty

Criminal Exploitation and County Lines

Children Missing Education

Drugs Advice for Schools

Safeguarding Disabled Children - Practice Guidance

Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked - Practice Guidance

Staffing and employment advice

Inspecting Safeguarding

Information about FGM 

Advice on Elective Home Education